Sunday, May 8, 2011


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you moms out there.

I was sitting here working on my new book which is due in to my publisher on July 1st (yes, this year I even have to work on Mother's Day), and I started thinking of the fun I had raising my brood of lively kids -- some pain and aggravation, too, of course, but in hindsight, lots of fun. Those days and years passed by so quickly, it hardly seems possible that they're all grown up now with children of their own.

Perhaps the greatest compliment anyone can give a mom, is to observe the great job her own daughters are doing as moms. It lets you know that you must have done something right, in amongst all the trials and errors. I think the most important, basic ingredient for success in the job is love. And despite the many mistakes I'm sure I made, my kids received lots of love. Now they're passing it on to their own children, and in the most beautiful and imaginative ways.

So to my own daughters, and to all of you moms out there, I wish you the very happiest of Mother's Days!! Sit back, enjoy, and receive all the love you so richly deserve. As far as I'm concerned, there's not a more important job in the world than being a mother!!